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cover of The Strategy of Peace.

The Strategy of Peace.

by Kennedy, John F

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Published
1960
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960. First edition of the selected foreign policy speeches and statements on defense, peace, and national security delivered by Kennedy during his 1960 presidential campaign. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Edited by Allan Nevins. "Readers will find here instruction and sagacity on our knottier problems. They will find… Read more
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Anything Your Little Heart Desires: An American Family Story.

by Bosworth, Patricia

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Published
1997
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AU$110.90

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. First edition of the actress and memoirist's biography of her parents, Bartley and Cutsie Crum. Octavo, original boards, illustrated with photographs. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Andrew & Mariam - with admiration... Patricia Boswell." Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Julie Metz.… Read more
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cover of The Soldier in Our Civil War: A Pictorial History of the Conflict, 1861-1865. Illustrating the Valor of the Soldier as Displayed on the Battle-Field.

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Richmond and New York: Stanley Bradely Publishing Company, 1890. First edition of volume I I of this profusely illustrated set, containing large engraved portraits of Lincoln, Grant, McClellan and numerous battle scenes. Folio, original cloth decorated in gilt, illustrated from sketches drawn by Forbes, Waud, Taylor, Hillen, Becker, Lovie, and Schell among others. In good condition.
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cover of The Soldier in Our Civil War: A Pictorial History of the Conflict, 1861-1865. Illustrating the Valor of the Soldier as Displayed on the Battle-Field.

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Richmond and New York: Stanley Bradely Publishing Company, 1890. First edition of volume I of this profusely illustrated set, containing large engraved portraits of Lincoln, Grant, McClellan and numerous battle scenes. Folio, original cloth decorated in gilt, illustrated from sketches drawn by Forbes, Waud, Taylor, Hillen, Becker, Lovie, and Schell among others. In good condition.
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cover of Profiles in Courage.

Profiles in Courage.

by Kennedy, John F

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Published
1956
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First edition of Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, contemporary inscription to the verso of the front free endpaper. Jack design by Phil Grushkin. Jacket photograph by Hank Walker. Uncommon in this condition. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book… Read more
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cover of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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Published
1852
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London: John Cassell, 1852.
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cover of Profiles in Courage.

Profiles in Courage.

by Kennedy, John F

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Published
1956
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First edition, early printing of Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To John Burke with the highest esteem and warmest regards of his friend- John Kennedy." The recipient, John Burke was a liaison… Read more
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cover of Life of George Washington.

Life of George Washington.

by Irving, Washington [George Washington]

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Published
1855
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G. P. Putnam & Co: New York, 1855.
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cover of History of the Great Rebellion, From Its Commencement to Its Close, Giving An Account of Its Origin, The Secession of the Southern States, and the Formation of the Confederate Government.

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New York: N. C. Miller, 1862. First edition of volume I of Kettell's history of the American Civil War. Octavo, original publisher's cloth elaborately decorated in gilt, illustrated with over 125 engravings including 80 portraits. In very good condition. Combining autobiography and history, the memoir was one of the most popular forms of Civil War literature. Generally presented as… Read more
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cover of Nineteenth Century Carte de Visite Album.

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Rare late nineteenth century carte de visite album containing dozens of original portraits of prominent members of the Griffith family of New York and several contemporary celebrities including Henry Ward Beecher, Washington Irving, and General Winfield Hancock. Quarto, original full leather richly decorated in gilt with inner dentelles, silk watered endleaves, gilt decorations and ruling to each album page… Read more
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cover of Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical [Gray’s Anatomy].

Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical [Gray’s Anatomy].

by Gray, Henry

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Published
1859
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Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1859. First edition of this influential work on Anatomy. Quarto, bound in full contemporary calf, black morocco spine label, illustrated with 363 wood-engravings after the drawings by H. V. Carter. In near fine condition with light toning to the text. Rare and desirable in contemporary calf. Gray's Anatomy is an English-language textbook of human anatomy… Read more
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cover of Renegades: Born in the USA.

Renegades: Born in the USA.

by Obama, Barack and Bruce Springsteen

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Published
2021
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New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 2021.
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cover of “George Washington, Patriae Pater” Rembrandt Peale Original Oil Painting.

“George Washington, Patriae Pater” Rembrandt Peale Original Oil Painting.

by Peale, Rembrandt. [George Washington]

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Rembrandt Peale's famed painted portrait of of George Washington, "George Washington, Patriae Pater", considered by many second only to Gilbert Stuart's iconic Athenaeum portrait of the first president and variations of which hang in the Oval Office and Old Senate Chamber. Oil on canvas. In 1795, 17-year-old Rembrandt Peale was invited by his father, famed American painter Charles Willson… Read more
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cover of Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War.

Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War.

by Guernsey, Alfred H. and Henry M. Alden

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Published
1894
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Chicago: Star Publishing Company, 1894. First edition of Vol. II of this profusely illustrated compendium of American Civil War leaders and battles. Folio, original publisher's binding decorated in gilt, illustrated. In good condition.
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cover of The Soldier in Our Civil War: A Pictorial History of the Conflict, 1861-1865. Illustrating the Valor of the Soldier as Displayed on the Battle-Field.

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Richmond and New York: Stanley Bradely Publishing Company, 1890. First edition of both volumes in this profusely illustrated set, containing large engraved portraits of Lincoln, Grant, McClellan and numerous battle scenes. Folio, 2 volumes, original cloth decorated in gilt, illustrated from sketches drawn by Forbes, Waud, Taylor, Hillen, Becker, Lovie, and Schell among others. In good condition. A rare… Read more
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cover of Travels in North America, In the Years 1827 and 1828.

Travels in North America, In the Years 1827 and 1828.

by Hall, Captain Basil

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Published
1830
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Edinburgh: Printed for Robert Cadell, Edinburgh; and Simpkin and Marshall, London, 1830. Third and enlarged edition of Hall's important work. Octavo, original publisher's paper-covered boards and paper spine labels, volume one with the hand-colored folding map of the United States as far west as the Arkansas Territory and a part of Texas. Volume three contains the folding chart of… Read more
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cover of Capture of Jefferson Davis Collection.

Capture of Jefferson Davis Collection.

by [Davis, Jefferson]

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On April 3, with Union troops under Ulysses S. Grant poised to capture Richmond, Davis escaped to Danville, Virginia, together with the Confederate Cabinet, leaving on the Richmond and Danville Railroad. On April 14, Lincoln was shot, dying the next day. Davis expressed regret at his death. He later said he believed Lincoln would have been less harsh with… Read more
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cover of The Infantry Exercise of the United States Army, Abridged For the Use of the Militia of the United States.

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Poughkeepsie: P. & S. Potter, Printers, 1817. First edition of this classic work of military instruction. Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, illustrated with 13 plates. From the library of Ensign Edmond Hopkins of Penn. Service 1813 to 1821 with his ownership inscription. Accompanied by three Civil War era covers and an autograph… Read more
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cover of Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War.

Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War.

by Guernsey, Alfred H. and Henry M. Alden

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Published
1894
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Chicago: Star Publishing Company, 1894. First edition of this profusely illustrated compendium of American Civil War leaders and battles. Folio, two volumes, original publisher's binding decorated in gilt, illustrated. In good condition.
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cover of Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

by Grant, Ulysses S. [U.S.]

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Published
1885-86
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New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885-86. First edition of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, which focusing mainly on his military career during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Octavo, 2 volumes, original green cloth with title and front panel in gilt, illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and… Read more
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